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The Tahiti Petrels Night on Mt. Lata, Ta'u. National Park of American Samoa

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01.mp31. Tahiti petrel moans-ground calls 4 minutes 4 seconds3.84 MBMP3View/Open
02.mp32. Rain and baby-like petrel call 45 seconds733.68 kBMP3View/Open
03.mp33. Dueting, wheezing petrel ground calls 5 minutes 34 seconds5.24 MBMP3View/Open
04.mp34. Insistent shrieking hoarse petrel calls 1 minute 59 seconds1.89 MBMP3View/Open
05.mp35. Sharp whistles, mule-like petrel calls 2 minutes 19 seconds2.19 MBMP3View/Open
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06.mp36. Known petrel #3. Female? 447 g. feathers collected2.68 MBMP3View/Open
07.mp37. Cave drip, haunted place478.98 kBMP3View/Open
08.mp38. Rain and aerial petrel calls taped with parabolic mic1.87 MBMP3View/Open
09.mp39. Wall of whistles 19 minutes 37 seconds18.42 MBMP3View/Open
10.mp310. Aerial recording, Mino and Mark talk, almost fall off cliff 1 minute 13 seconds1.16 MBMP3View/Open
11.mp311. Cicadas and petrel whistles 55 seconds878.17 kBMP3View/Open
12.mp312. Cicada and petrel moaning, cicadas end for night 17 minutes 12 seconds16.15 MBMP3View/Open
13.mp313. Surf noise from valley below; echoes of seabirds off cliff 2 minutes 31 seconds2.39 MBMP3View/Open
14.mp314. Fruit bats, cicadas and wattled honeyeaters. Samoan choir with village noises 9 minutes 34 seconds9.03 MBMP3View/Open
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Item Summary

Title: The Tahiti Petrels Night on Mt. Lata, Ta'u. National Park of American Samoa
Authors: Rauzon, Mark
Keywords: Petrels
French Polynesia--Tahiti (Island)
Issue Date: 01 Dec 2003
Publisher: Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Citation: Rauzon, Mark J. December 2003. Tahiti Petrels Night on Mt. Lata, Ta'u. National Park of American Samoa (recording). Technical Report, 131. Honolulu, HI. 71 minutes and 7 seconds
Series/Report no.: Technical Report;131
Abstract: The 3000' foot summit of the island of Ta'u is Mt. Lata, a vine and tree fern forest whipped by wind, fog and rain. Two thousand foot cliffs from the south side of the summit to the valley floor below. Before darkness settles in, cicadas pulse a busy-signal before quieting for the night. Fruit bats and wattles honeyeaters are also voices in the forest. After dark, Tahiti petrels, large black and white seabirds, return from feeding at sea and fly around Mt. Lata before landing and visiting their nests under the roots of the dense vegetation. Audubon shearwaters also join the choir of petrel whistles and shrieks. This CD is an aural window into the ancient past when Polynesia was only populated with seabirds, fruit bats and other things that go bump in the night. Recorded in Dec. 2001 and 2002, using a parabolic dish to amplify calls below the cliff. Surf and wind noise have been filtered out so the birds calls can be more readily hear.
Description: Coversion of a compact disc recording into an Mp3 fomat (this allows compression of sounds into a very small file, to enable digital storage and transmission).
Sponsor: With support from the US Park Service (Agreement 8036-2-9004) US Fish and Wildlife Service and University of Hawaii
Pages/Duration: 71 minutes
Rights: CC0 1.0 Universal
Appears in Collections:The PCSU and HPI-CESU Technical Reports 1974 - current

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